Last time we looked at entering the cabin from the side and I mentioned that I was going to keep the side entrance but also have the porch for the Master Bedroom at the end of the cabin. This time I’ll be locating the windows and doors.
The living-dining-kitchen area.
I’ll begin with the living-dining-kitchen area. I have located the entrance to the cabin from the porch as a sliding glass door into the area in front of the dining table. This is a natural circulation area and will be a nice entrance.
To give some ventilation where people might be seated, I have put a window between the two chairs.
I did consider entering from the hallway as may of you have suggested, but the hall is a bit tight and I would like to use that wall for hooks or shaker pegs to hang coats and jackets.
Next I have located two narrow windows on either side of the fireplace for now. I might change these to higher windows that would allow book shelves below, but that will come later.
For the eating area, I have a double window of the same width as the entrance door on the opposite wall.
I have decided to screen in the master bedroom porch, and have a 9ft. sliding door for it’s access. The screened porch may double as a sleeping porch, and will allow for nice air flow without the risk of bugs.
Towards the closet behind the bedside table I have located a narrow window, as I have on either side of the dresser. These windows will allow for cross ventilation of the space.
Although many think that having a window in a tub-shower is strange, it is rather nice to have natural light while in the bath when you are not bathing. A simple shower curtain solves the water problem.
I have not looked at the window placement from the outside yet and when I do, there will be some adjustments I am sure.
Well, there you have it… an almost finished floor plan. We should now look and the exterior views (the elevations), but before we do that, we need to figure out how tall the cabin will be, what the roof pitch is, etc. To do that, we need to create the building section which I’ll do next time.
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